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Wimbledon Championships 2017: Venus Williams storms into finals
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Wimbledon Championships 2017: Venus Williams storms into finals

Briton Johanna Konta’s hopes of a first Wimbledon final ended with a straight-set semi-final defeat by five-time champion Venus Williams. The 37-year-old American 10th seed played superbly to win 6-4, 6-2 on Centre Court and set up a final against Spain’s Garbine Muguruza. Sixth seed Konta, 26, had hoped to become the first British woman…

ICC Women’s World Cup 2017: Indian eves eye semi-final berth
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ICC Women’s World Cup 2017: Indian eves eye semi-final berth

After suffering a crushing eight-wicket loss against Australia in their round-robin match of the ongoing Women’s World Cup, India skipper Mithali Raj has called on her team to step up and improve their performance in what would be a virtual quarter-final against New Zealand on July 15. Raj made ODI history in Bristol on Wednesday…

Querrey sends Murray packing; Djokovic retires with elbow injury
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Querrey sends Murray packing; Djokovic retires with elbow injury

Sam Querrey sent defending champion Andy Murray crashing out of Wimbledon yesterday, reaching his first Grand Slam semi-final in the 42nd attempt. One year after knocking out 2015 champion Novak Djokovic in the third round, 29-year-old Querrey, the world number 28, won 3-6, 6-4, 6-7 (4/7), 6-1, 6-1. World number one Murray’s challenge petered out…

Wimbledon Championships 2017: Konta beats Halep in a thriller
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Wimbledon Championships 2017: Konta beats Halep in a thriller

Johanna Konta beat Romanian second seed Simona Halep in a thrilling match to become Britain’s first women’s Wimbledon semi-finalist since 1978. Sixth seed Konta, 26, fought back to win 6-7 (2-7) 7-6 (7-5) 6-4 and match Virginia Wade’s feat of 39 years ago. With Wade watching from the Royal Box, Konta served superbly to win…

Wimbledon Championships 2017: Muller ousts Nadal
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Wimbledon Championships 2017: Muller ousts Nadal

Rafael Nadal’s hopes of winning a third Wimbledon title are over for another year after an epic five-set defeat by 16th seed Gilles Muller of Luxembourg. The 15-time major champion fought back from two sets down before Muller took a fifth match point to win 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 15-13 in 4 hours and 47…

Wimbledon Championships 2017: Manic Monday awaits Wimbledon
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Wimbledon Championships 2017: Manic Monday awaits Wimbledon

The best day of the calendar is upon us, so the tennis cognoscenti suggest, the day when Wimbledon resembles a type of candy store, dripping with rare treats all around its lawns. Sixteen matches, every fourth round contested on a single day and every one a winner. It’s a phenomenon in the Grand Slams unique…

Indian eves eye for semi-final berth
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Indian eves eye for semi-final berth

South Africa is the only team to have beaten India in the latter’s last 21 encounters. It came during the league stages of the Quadrangular Series in Potchefstroom earlier this year and that was one of the five games that the two sides have played against each other in 2017. There is no surprise element…

Wimbledon Championships 2017: Federer, Djokovic advance for Round 2
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Wimbledon Championships 2017: Federer, Djokovic advance for Round 2

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic said Wimbledon should consider rule changes after both their first-round opponents retired with injuries. Third seed Federer led 6-3, 3-0 when Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov quit with an ankle injury after 43 minutes. Second seed Djokovic progressed after a calf injury saw Martin Klizan pull out at 6-2 2-0 down on…

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